Tea firms urged to offer direct employment by KPAWU following sexual assault exposé


The Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) has called for two tea firms to stop outsourcing labor through contractors after a BBC Africa report revealed sexual assault against women in tea firms.

The union wants direct employment for all contracted employees and says outsourcing affects workers’ rights and welfare.

The union has asked the companies to do more than apologize and issue procedural crisis communication.

They should compensate affected workers, ensure all employees join unions and prevent sexual harassment.

James Finlays Kenya, one of the tea firms accused of sexual harassment, acknowledged the allegations and vowed to take action against such behavior.

KPAWU has called on tea firms to respect their workers’ constitutional rights, including fair remuneration and reasonable working conditions.

They stated that outsourcing affects workers’ rights and welfare.

The two companies are yet to respond to KPAWU’s request.

Install Our App


Share this story:

Oliver Tonny
Oliver Tonny
An award-winning author with several published works in both non-fiction and fiction. Their writing style is known for its vivid imagery and compelling storytelling that captures the hearts of readers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Stories

Similar Stories

Former CITAM Bishop David Oginde nominated as new Chairperson of EACC by President Ruto

On March 11, President William Ruto nominated Bishop David...

Captain William Ruto appointed as new Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director

Captain William Ruto has been appointed by Transport CS...

Pauline Njoroge’s appointment as board member revoked by Tourism Regulatory Authority

Peninah Malonza, Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Wildlife and Heritage,...

Joseph Boinnet appointed as new Deputy National Security Advisor

Joseph Boinnet has been appointed as the Deputy National...

Sam Ogina leaves Royal Media Services to join National Assembly’s communications team

Senior political reporter Sam Ogina has left Royal Media...

Kenyan Government to Recruit 1,300 Trainers to Address TVET Shortage

The Kenyan government has announced its plans to recruit...

Citizen TV Francis Gachuri Quits to Join Kenya Kwanza Communication Team

Francis Gachuri, who previously served as the Political Editor...

PSC begins interviewing candidates for CAS positions

Today, the Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to...